When I was a child I used to dream about being a hobo and riding freight trains to exotic and far-away places. However I did have a sense that it might not be the safest thing for a little girl to do. The possibility of so many new places and so much excitement lingered as a desire. I remember looking through my bedroom window in the house on the hill we lived in when I was 10. The railroad track at the bottom of the hill had many trains with bright windows. From my position on my bed I could barely see that well dressed people sat in the seats. Occasionally I could catch a small face pushed against the window. I tried to imagine what it would be like to be able to afford to ride on that fine train and go to far-away places as the rhythm of the tracks clickety-clacked under me.
My dad and I loved to dream of travel too. He called it “pipe dreaming”. I don’t know if he realized that the term came from the wild and unrealistic dreams that happened when the opium pipes were smoked. At the time I just knew that the maps and brochures piled on the bed lit up my imagination.
I never lost the desire to see new places and experience different cultures! I longed to live to move on down the road. Even today it burns. Life always had other things to be done. And I had a bank account that couldn’t account for such frivolous spending. Of course there were always freight trains…but then I would remember…It wasn’t safe.
“In all thy ways Acknowledge Him, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4
Does God REALLY care about our dreams?
I sat in my recliner poring over the “camping vans” on the web page. I remembered taking a couple of family vacations in custom vans. It would be much easier now that I was divorced and my children were grown.
I sighed, my bank account still didn’t hold enough money for such extravagance. Would it ever?
“God, am I being willful and rebellious to want something I can’t afford?”
I was surprised at the answer that I heard, “No, my child you are dreaming. Just like you did with your dad as a kid. I am your heavenly Father and you can dream with me too. But kiddo, you need to dream a lot bigger than that! Take a look at some Big RVs!”
“WOW!” I thought. “God does care about our dreams!”
And when God starts helping you dream, there is NO LIMIT!! Oh the plans He has for me!!! More than I could ask or think or imagine! I don’t know everything about how I will reach those dreams but I do know that He is the way maker!
SO…He brought me a way! It has already done some pretty amazing things for me! And I am seeing and experiencing the rising up of hope and an action plan to make dreams fulfilled!
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